Results and Outputs

As the model runs, results are stored in the 'outputs' directory of the local soundcast folder. Emme-related outputs are stored in 'projects' and 'banks' folders. Users can view results by time of day by opening up the corresponding project and bank in Emme. These files contain all time and cost skims by vehicle class and time of day. They are also available in a compressed format (hdf5) and, somewhat confusingly, created in the 'inputs' folder after an assignment iteration. They're stored in inputs because they're used as inputs to DaySim demand modeling, though they will represent the last assignment and skimming pass. These output files are named by their time period (e.g., 5to6.h5) and can be viewed interactively with Python or the OMX Viewer GUI.

Results of DaySim demand are stored in hdf5 format as well, in the 'daysim_outputs.h5' file stored in the 'outputs' folder. These outputs include details for all persons, households, trips, and tours taken in the region, for a typical travel day. These include all the details about demographics and trip characteristics like mode, purpose, time, origin and destination, and many others.

Soundcast includes Python scripts to summarize model results and create output spreadsheets. The primary summaries are available in the following sheets:

- network_summary.xlsx
- Topsheet.xlsx

Other summaries are included for detailed DaySim and network summaries as needed. Users may also create their own summaries by directly evaluating the h5 output files.

File Information and Directory Structure

Daysim Variable Definitions and Codes

EMME Codes

Speed speedau capacity Ul1

Facility Type:

1 – Freeway
2 – Expressway
3 – Principal Arterial
4 – Minor Arterial
5 – Collector
6 – Ramp
8 – Centroid Connector

Matrix Names

  1. svtl1v SOV Toll Income Level 1 Demand
  2. svtl2v SOV Toll Income Level 1 Demand
  3. svtl3v SOV Toll Income Level 1 Demand
  4. svnt1v SOV No Toll Income Level 1 Demand
  5. svnt2v SOV No Toll Income Level 1 Demand
  6. svnt3v SOV No Toll Income Level 1 Demand
  7. h2tl1v HOV 2 Toll Income Level 1 Demand
  8. h2tl2v HOV 2 Toll Income Level 1 Demand
  9. h2tl3v HOV 2 Toll Income Level 1 Demand
  10. h2nt1v HOV 2 No Toll Income Level 1 Demand
  11. h2nt2v HOV 2 No Toll Income Level 1 Demand
  12. h2nt3v HOV 2 No Toll Income Level 1 Demand
  13. h3tl1v HOV 3+ Toll Income Level 1 Demand
  14. h3tl2v HOV 3+ Toll Income Level 1 Demand
  15. h3tl3v HOV 3+ Toll Income Level 1 Demand
  16. h3nt1v HOV 3+ No Toll Income Level 1 Demand
  17. h3nt2v HOV 3+ No Toll Income Level 1 Demand
  18. h3nt3v HOV 3+ No Toll Income
  19. lttrkv Light Truck Demand
  20. mdtrkv Medium Truck Demand
  21. hvtrkv Heavy Truck Demand
  22. svtl1t SOV Toll Income Level 1 Time
  23. svtl2t SOV Toll Income Level 1 Time
  24. svtl3t SOV Toll Income Level 1 Time
  25. svnt1t SOV No Toll Income Level 1 Time
  26. svnt2t SOV No Toll Income Level 1 Time
  27. svnt3t SOV No Toll Income Level 1 Time
  28. h2tl1t HOV 2 Toll Income Level 1 Time
  29. h2tl2t HOV 2 Toll Income Level 1 Time
  30. h2tl3t HOV 2 Toll Income Level 1 Time
  31. h2nt1t HOV 2 No Toll Income Level 1 Time
  32. h2nt2t HOV 2 No Toll Income Level 1 Time
  33. h2nt3t HOV 2 No Toll Income Level 1 Time
  34. h3tl1t HOV 3+ Toll Income Level 1 Time
  35. h3tl2t HOV 3+ Toll Income Level 1 Time
  36. h3tl3t HOV 3+ Toll Income Level 1 Time
  37. h3nt1t HOV 3+ No Toll Income Level 1 Time
  38. h3nt2t HOV 3+ No Toll Income Level 1 Time
  39. h3nt3t HOV 3+ No Toll Income
  40. lttrkt Light Truck Time
  41. mdtrkt Medium Truck Time
  42. hvtrkt Heavy Truck Time
  43. svtl1c SOV Toll Income Level 1 Cost
  44. svtl2c SOV Toll Income Level 1 Cost
  45. svtl3c SOV Toll Income Level 1 Cost
  46. svnt1c SOV No Toll Income Level 1 Cost
  47. svnt2c SOV No Toll Income Level 1 Cost
  48. svnt3c SOV No Toll Income Level 1 Cost
  49. h2cl1c HOV 2 Toll Income Level 1 Cost
  50. h2cl2c HOV 2 Toll Income Level 1 Cost
  51. h2cl3c HOV 2 Toll Income Level 1 Cost
  52. h2nt1c HOV 2 No Toll Income Level 1 Cost
  53. h2nt2c HOV 2 No Toll Income Level 1 Cost
  54. h2nt3c HOV 2 No Toll Income Level 1 Cost
  55. h3cl1c HOV 3+ Toll Income Level 1 Cost
  56. h3cl2c HOV 3+ Toll Income Level 1 Cost
  57. h3cl3c HOV 3+ Toll Income Level 1 Cost
  58. h3nt1c HOV 3+ No Toll Income Level 1 Cost
  59. h3nt2c HOV 3+ No Toll Income Level 1 Cost
  60. h3nt3c HOV 3+ No Toll Income
  61. lttrkc Light Truck Cost
  62. mdtrkc Medium Truck Cost
  63. hvtrkc Heavy Truck Cost
  64. svtl1d SOV Toll Income Level 1 Distance
  65. svtl2d SOV Toll Income Level 1 Distance
  66. svtl3d SOV Toll Income Level 1 Distance
  67. svnt1d SOV No Toll Income Level 1 Distance
  68. svnt2d SOV No Toll Income Level 1 Distance
  69. svnt3d SOV No Toll Income Level 1 Distance
  70. h2dl1d HOV 2 Toll Income Level 1 Distance
  71. h2dl2d HOV 2 Toll Income Level 1 Distance
  72. h2dl3d HOV 2 Toll Income Level 1 Distance
  73. h2nt1d HOV 2 No Toll Income Level 1 Distance
  74. h2nt2d HOV 2 No Toll Income Level 1 Distance
  75. h2nt3d HOV 2 No Toll Income Level 1 Distance
  76. h3dl1d HOV 3+ Toll Income Level 1 Distance
  77. h3dl2d HOV 3+ Toll Income Level 1 Distance
  78. h3dl3d HOV 3+ Toll Income Level 1 Distance
  79. h3nt1d HOV 3+ No Toll Income Level 1 Distance
  80. h3nt2d HOV 3+ No Toll Income Level 1 Distance
  81. h3nt3d HOV 3+ No Toll Income
  82. lttrkd Light Truck Distance
  83. mdtrkd Medium Truck Distance
  84. hvtrkd Heavy Truck Distance

Mode Codes

            a   Auto
            s   NoTollSOV
            e   TollSOV
            h   NoTollHOV2
            d   TollHOV2
            i   NoTollHOV3
            m   TollHOV3
            j   NoTollVans
            g   TollVans
            v   LgtTruck
            u   MedTruck
            t   HvyTruck
            b   LocalBus
            p   ExpBus
            n   BRT
            r   LRT
            c   CRT
            o   StrCar
            f   Ferry
            w   Walk
            x   WalkAcc
            k   BikeTr
            l   BikeLn
            q   BikeShldr